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Cops Investigate Case Of Boy Found In A Dog Cage, What They Discovered Will Leave You Shocked

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Three people are facing a plethora of charges after police made a shocking discovery at their mobile home in West Tennessee. Three suspects, 46-year-old T.J. Brown, 42-year-old Heather Scarbrough and 82-year-old Charles Brown have all been arrested after police found a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler caged up in a dog crate in their RV. According to Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew, cops had raided the mobile home after receiving a nameless cue about potential animal abuse at the location. Their eventual findings, unfortunately, were even more devastating.

Police Find Toddler In Dog Cage In A West Tennessee Mobile Home

Officials found the child in a 4x4 dog crate when they arrived at the location. The enclosure was in the living room of the filthy trailer which had been infested by maggots and cockroaches numbering in thousands.

Around 15-20 dogs had also been crammed in the house along with several other animals, most of them which were dead by the time the police found them.

The situation took a turn for the worse when officers came across three-bucket full of mice buttressed next to the dog cage; the accused had reportedly set them up to feed a boa constrictor that also resided in the living room.

Several Other Animals Were Also Found At The Location

The cumulative count of animals retrieved from the property, as established by the policemen is as follows: There were 86 chickens and roosters, 56 dogs, 10 rabbits, 4 parakeets, 3 cats, 8 snakes, 1 pheasant, 531 mice, rats and hamsters, 1 gecko, 3 sugar gliders.

Apart from the illegal custody of animals, the defendants were also charged for marijuana possesion. The Henry county police had police recovered 127 marijuana plants and 17 unlicensed guns from the camper.

While commenting on the incident, Monte Belew reported, "With all of the law enforcement experience up here, it's hard to find something that actually shocks us. I've never seen this before, and I can guarantee the gentlemen up here with me have never seen this before." “Some portions of the home didn't have any flooring at all, the kitchen is unliveable," he said.  

All the arrested suspects, who have been identified as the mother, stepfather, and step-grandfather of the child, have been charged with aggravated child abuse, aggravated animal cruelty, possession of firearm in commission of a felony, manufacturing of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and cruelty to animals. There is a separate case against T. J. Brown for felon in possession of a firearm.